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Obtaining your Zone Key

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Each zone in GNS has a public-private key. Usually, gnunet-namestore and gnunet-setup will access your private key as necessary, so you do not have to worry about those. What is important is your public key (or rather, the hash of your public key), as you will likely want to give it to others so that they can securely link to you.

You can usually get the hash of your public key using

$ gnunet-identity -d $options | grep master-zone | awk '{print $3}'

For example, the output might be something like

Alternatively, you can obtain a QR code with your zone key AND your pseudonym from gnunet-gtk. The QR code is displayed in the GNS tab and can be stored to disk using the Save as button next to the image.